DeQuincy Lezine, Ph.D.
on April 30, 2014
Dr. DeQuincy Lezine is President and CEO of Prevention Communities, and a suicide attempt survivor. He serves on the SPRC Steering Committee, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Suicide Attempt Survivors Task Force, and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s Consumer/Survivor Subcommittee.
The suicide attempt survivor movement had its origins in...
Anara Guard, Senior Project Director, EDCon April 7, 2014
Anara lives and works in California
The State of California has a long history of innovation in suicide prevention. In 1958 Edwin Schneidman founded the nation’s first comprehensive suicide prevention center in Los Angeles. The first community-based telephone crisis center in the United States was established in San Francisco in 1962.
This history of...
Thomas Inselon March 7, 2014
More than 38,000 Americans died by suicide in 2010, the most recent year for which we have national data. This makes suicide, once again, the tenth leading cause of death for all ages; the second leading cause of death for young adults ages 25 to 34.1 Despite changes in recent decades that might reasonably have been expected to reduce suicide rates...
Phillip Satowon March 7, 2014
Private Sector Co-lead, Research Prioritization Task Force, National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention; Representative, National Council for Suicide Prevention; Chair of the Board, The Jed Foundation
At the end of 1998 I lost my son Jed to suicide. Since then, like so many survivors, caregivers, and advocates, I have worked hard to understand this unendurable tragedy....
Jerry Reed, SPRCon February 7, 2014
It’s time to talk about the big picture. The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention has set an aspirational goal of saving 20,000 lives over 5 years. To meet this challenge, we need to understand how our best prevention and treatment efforts can be combined to have the greatest possible impact.
Over the last 15 years, those of us committed to bringing a public...